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Cox cited for community catalyst work

Reg Cox (’84), minister of the Lakewood (Colo.) Church of Christ, has come a long way since earning his psychology degree. He has served as an admissions counselor at Abilene Christian University, a campus minister in south Florida, then back to ACU for nearly 17 years in various Student Life leadership roles at his alma … Continued

New advancement VP Orr has deep ACU roots

Each time James “Jim” Orr walks across campus, he’s potentially retracing a lot of family footprints along the way. Four generations of them, in fact. The 1986 accounting graduate was announced today as Abilene Christian University’s new vice president for advancement, inheriting a key role in the development and funding of his alma mater’s growth … Continued

Richardson's stories with Yankees inspire fans

Forging a star-studded career as a player for the New York Yankees in their glory days of the 1950s and ’60s may not have required divine intervention. But don’t tell that to Bobby Richardson, who continues to lead a life after professional baseball as though his future depended on God’s continuing favor. And it does, as he … Continued

Roberts' first Boston Marathon was symbolic

Former longtime ACU media specialist Garner Roberts (’70) has documented countless sporting events in his career as a member of the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame. Last week, however, was his first to cover the Boston Marathon, and his son, Dr. Koy Roberts (’93), who was running in it for the first time. … Continued

McCaleb to be honored for 50 years at ACU

He’s not retiring. And he’s not a relief pitcher throwing in the ninth inning of a 50-year career at his alma mater. But a baseball-themed luncheon April 21 will nonetheless celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb (’64) for a remarkable milestone and his rare, ongoing tenure of service to Abilene Christian University. Few people in ACU’s 108-year … Continued

Lucado to be inducted into TIPA Hall of Fame

Max Lucado (’77) will soon become the fourth Abilene Christian University graduate to be added to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Hall of Fame, joining an esteemed group of journalists and media pioneers with higher education roots in the Lone Star state. Lucado, a former writer on The Optimist newspaper in the late 1970s at … Continued

Marrs named Pepperdine's next provost

For the third time in its history, Pepperdine University today named a scholar with an Abilene Christian University background to be its chief academic officer. Dr. Rick Marrs (’73), dean of Pepperdine’s Seaver College since 2008, was named to succeed former ACU faculty member Dr. Daryl Tippens as provost, effective Aug. 1. Veteran administrator Dr. William Adrian … Continued

Alumna's firm arguing Hobby Lobby case today

Abilene Christian University political science alumna Lori Windham (’01) is on a legal team today at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., where her firm is representing Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. in a historic case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. Windham – who earned her law degree from Harvard in 2005 – is senior … Continued

10 Questions with Dr. Charles Ivey

One of those with a keen interest in this week’s physics conference hosted by Abilene Christian University is Dr. Charles Ivey (’65), professor and chair of ACU’s Department of Physics from 1969-81. He built a program of distinction in physics at Abilene Christian by hiring talented faculty members and securing grants that helped provide research opportunities for … Continued

Sure signs of spring: windy days, NFL scouts

Scouts from National Football League teams know Abilene is more than a place to stop for barbeque, steak and breakfast burritos. In recent years, it’s become a place to shop for future pro players on display at the Wildcats’ annual Pro Day at Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility. The latest crop participated yesterday, with 11 … Continued